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9/10/08 12:07 A

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Great news! My son doesn't have to hang in there any longer, he's getting out of AK! Yea. That's right, he accepted a job in CA,where there are forward thinking progressive women.(he's single)He found that AK does not have a favorable female to male ratio, and hopefully he'll be able to express his opinions without fear of retribution. Things are looking up and now all I need is to lose about 13 more pounds and a landslide Obama victory in November and I'll be an extremely happy woman. Here! here! Sparks all round, don't worry its on me folks. Just make sure you include it on your meal plan. emoticon emoticon

For my money, Iíll bet on reason and humanistic kindness. Even if I am wrong I will have enjoyed my life, the existence of which is under little dispute.
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9/8/08 3:03 A

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Tell him to hang in there, CHANGE is coming and it isn't through McSame LOL
We stopped at the Obama booth at the state fair here in Alaska, God bless those brave souls running that booth LOL The Sara Palin booth was 4 times as large and printing t-shirts right there, sheeesh.
We have Obama bumper stickers and get flipped off all of the time, now isn't THAT Christian!?!?!!
I find it hysterical that the Rethuglicans are saying that we are running scared BAHAHAHAHA

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence.

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9/8/08 2:18 A

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Greetings from Missouri!! 100% Liberal & I Bleed Blue!! Obama/Biden!!! PLEASE!!!

Weight loss does not begin in the Mouth..It begins in the Mind...


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9/8/08 1:45 A

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OH, I send your son love. It's those closed minds that scare me, but we just have to work harder to get Obama elected.

McCain is really scrambling to claim his "Change" slogan and to distance himself from Boosh and his fellow Republicans... it's just so good that all the footage exists to be shown.

Stephanie

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9/8/08 12:08 A

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Oh yeah, Tami I'm feeling your pain albeit indirectly. My son lives in AK too, and the guys have been giving him a horrible time. He's trying his best to get the hell outta there. But, basically it's the first time he's felt like he can't safely be open about his thoughts and world view. He can't seem to find one person who shares his views. I think he's feeling very alone right now. emoticon

For my money, Iíll bet on reason and humanistic kindness. Even if I am wrong I will have enjoyed my life, the existence of which is under little dispute.
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LIPPERS's Photo LIPPERS Posts: 106
9/7/08 11:59 P

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I'm just dropping by to let you all know how good it felt to read this string. I'll tell you I want so much to be optimistic and excited about the possibility of having a president who actually gets it! One that's smarter than most of us or at least myself.But, after the last election I've become quite the skeptic. What I need, to bring me back outta the dark tunnel would be, can we all say, LANDSLIDE! Yes, I need a landslide. emoticon Just reading posts from like minded individuals is soo liberating. Thank You.

For my money, Iíll bet on reason and humanistic kindness. Even if I am wrong I will have enjoyed my life, the existence of which is under little dispute.
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9/7/08 7:54 P

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I'm not religious but I've studied a bit about various religions and to me Jesus was a bleeding heart liberal. It is amazing that the Christian right seems to get so little of Jesus' message of peace, love, and tolerance. How can anyone read Sermon on the Mount and think that Jesus was a Republican?

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9/1/08 11:47 P

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Shudder... now that is scary!!!

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold


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ROCKHEADEDMAMA's Photo ROCKHEADEDMAMA Posts: 1,010
9/1/08 11:34 P

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Well, they take their "religion" pretty seriously down here too--this was a couple of years ago (and it took me a while to find it) but this pretty much sums up how it is down here:

Bible Belt Americans Turn to Faith Before Doctors
"More specifically, more Houstonians cited religious organizations and leaders as their source of help when it comes to Health issues than any other region in the nation. According to a new survey sponsored by Cigna HealthCare, 43 percent of Houstonians rely on religious organizations while only 21 percent rely on doctors. It was the largest gap of any of the nine major cities surveyed, according to the Houston Chronicle."

www.christianpost.com/article/200705
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So many people down here believe that if God wanted them to have health care, they'd win the lottery to pay for it...

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The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
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Some people develop a wish bone where their back bone should be.

Never make the same mistake twice or you'll never get around to all of them.


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KOTTONKITTY's Photo KOTTONKITTY Posts: 35
9/1/08 6:58 P

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I am so tired of being asked "Aren't the words Democrat and Christian a contradiction in terms?"
This person then contradicted herself by saying "I am pretty sure that the only person I want running this country is the King of Kings and he is neither Republican or Democrat."
Sheeesh
I asked her if she was so self righteous that she thought God loved her more than me because she was a Rep? I feel very hated and persecuted in my state of Alaska right now LOL

Tami

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence.

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9/1/08 1:50 A

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Yeah, after she got done cleaning her gun and winning a beauty pageant.
Before she was the Gov of AK she was Mayor of Wasilla.....
apocryphal among the residents of the Matanuska Valley is a story that the Feds decided to crack down on the growers in the valley and did a infrared fly over... a huge percentage of the the houses in the valley lit up with "hot" rooms ... I guess they figured there weren't enough cells to bust all of them.

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold


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9/1/08 1:35 A

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Oh, Robin, good for you. I'm willing to bet you are on a few hitlists.

Yes, it will be good to have a president who can walk and talk and think at the same time. McCain's interview about Gustav was frighteningly embarrassing and scary. He looked and sounded old - not grandpa old, but great grandpa old and befuddled and was repeating himself and confused. This man cannot become president, and it helps NOT that he has a VP who he keeps emphasizing was on the PTA. ???
Stephanie

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9/1/08 12:28 A

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Welcome Clawsandmittens and Reformed Rep too!

Yeah -- I just got someone mad at me in a forum (not part of Sparks) when I told them yesterday
"JMO, but I truly do believe that Jesus was an extraordinary friend of the poor and the weak, definitely a Liberal, whose advocacy on their behalf so infuriated the ultra-Conservative religious and political leaders of his day that they had him killed to prevent the public from hearing his very liberal teaching. Those of us who actually know what the Bible says about the life and teaching of Jesus recognize that far from being like Jesus of Nazareth, today's "Religious Right" are much more like the kind of clerics who battled this revolutionary prophet from the day he opened his mouth until the day they had him nailed to a cross. Although these people claim to represent Jesus Christ, they rarely quote his teaching or follow his example. What they do instead is use his name "in vain" to promote their ideas, ideas which Jesus himself did not teach, and might well have opposed. (Like, "God helps those who help themselves.")
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.
Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

(pretty much all lifted from LiberallikeChrist.org -- but one of the best expressions of what I believe to be the truth)

Won't it be GREAT to have a President who can walk and SPEAK! Who can THINK and have POLICIES! Who knows what the COMMON GOOD means and knows how to better implement it in our government! Who has a wife who is not a bobble head! Wow! Won't that be GREAT!

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The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Henry Ward Beecher

Some people develop a wish bone where their back bone should be.

Never make the same mistake twice or you'll never get around to all of them.


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8/31/08 4:33 P

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Welcome Clawsandmittens and Reformed Rep$%^& lol



If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold


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8/31/08 8:48 A

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I made the mistake of trying to have a civil and reasonable discussion with a "christian" and she ended up throwing a virtual winged bible at me, told me to "cope with this" and called me a radical free thinker.

The "radical free thinker" insult made me laugh finally and I thanked her for the complement, then told the group I would just leave, but please not to throw bibles at each other in the name of free speech. Her idea of what christian tenets are seem to differ from what I believed them to be.

Welcome Clawsandmittens! I promise not to throw any bibles at you in the name of anything. :-) Though I still believe strongly that actual prayers belong in a prayer team and not in a team where members have a multitude of religious beliefs (or none). I guess that to the religious right, you can only be religious if you are in their "camp" - how scary is that?
Stephanie

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8/31/08 8:34 A

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The religious right are often very un-Christian, aren't they? I'm sorry you had to be the brunt of their hate of anyone who thinks differently.
That hate and intolerance, unfortunately, is a character defect I see in many Christians who have been taught not to think for themselves.
Welcome to this team.
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8/31/08 7:39 A

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LOL Welcome I am new too.
I was just stoned and condemned to hell by a religious forum I was in when I announced who I would be voting for. I was of course told by the self righteous elite pack that there was NO way I could be a Democrat and go to heaven. I said nothing and just unsubbed, sheesh.

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence.

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8/30/08 4:59 P

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Welcome, CeeLee!!


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8/30/08 4:47 P

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Welcome! there is always hope for republicans to see the light and you're proof of it.

We've got a tough run ahead of us, but we have the audacity to hope, as one wise man puts it. Fight on.
Stephanie

Whenever possible, be kind. It's always possible.
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8/30/08 4:43 P

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I can't even bring myself to type the word!!

I've never been formally registered with any political party, but definitely tended to swing more to the right than the left. That is until the 2000 elections. I ALMOST didn't even vote. But then decided that any vote cast that was NOT for the apeman (oooh, is that nastiness and against the team rules? I apologize in advance! LOL) .....

The day the McLame ads came out pointing the finger at Obama for the high oil prices and increasing taxes, I went to the Obama site and gave him the equivalent of my last gas fill-up $50. It felt SOOO good. Later that week I heard on our local news that new voter registrations in my state for that week were higher than for ANY other week since stats had been collected ~ somewhere in the 1960s.

I'm just getting back to Sparking after taking some time off to get other aspects of my health in order. So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this team. WHOO HOOO.

Go Joe-Bama
~CeeLee

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